Filippa McDougal

Chipping just off the green is the safe play as opposed to putting the ball.

Hi, I’m out here finishing up my eighteenth hole here at the Ambiente Golf Course and as you can see I was just short of the green. I’m too far away from the putting green to putt it, so ‘I’m going to have to pick a club and chip it. The reason why we are chipping it because I have to carry it comfortably on the green and let it run the rest of the way to the pin.

Chipping Just Off The Green

About Filippa McDougal

Filippa McDougall is Director of Golf Operations at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. McDougall is responsible for overseeing all golf operations for the luxury 36-hole facility including membership, retail merchandising, tournaments, instructional programming, and customer engagement.

Filippa has spent the last 11 years at JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been the Director of Golf for the past 3 years. Filippa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minored in English at Duke University, while also helping lead the Blue Devils to their first NCAA victory. Filippa spent several years as a touring golf professional before joining Marriott and Camelback Golf Club as an Assistant Golf Professional. She then was promoted to Head Professional and ultimately Director of Golf.

Host site of the annual LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Club also features a unique, active lifestyle membership, combining golf privileges with multiple resort amenities, including spa, restaurants, and travel benefits.

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